Story points measure the estimated effort needed to complete a work item, serving as a standard unit of measurement for comparing and estimating different items. They help teams plan and prioritize work more effectively by providing a better understanding of the overall effort required for a project or sprint. Story points’ actual values are not […]READMore Tag
Tag: Agile Tools
What does Velocity represent in Scrum?
Agile team members work together to groom, plan, commit, and deliver work every sprint. The number of story points that a team delivers in a sprint is known as velocity. Velocity Definition Velocity is thus a measure of the speed (ideally, expressed in story points) at which an agile team delivers work every sprint. […]READMore Tag
How many hours does a Story Point equal to?
Story points were meant to be abstract. This abstraction helped bring a discussion back to work (size, complexity, bigness, etc.). In the absence of story points (in the earlier days), people would often argue about hours, leading to a lot of emotions around time. A real time scenario between my Boss and me is presented […]READMore Tag
When is scrum most effective?
Don’t use Scrum when you don’t need to! In fact, Scrum isn’t supposed to be effective for every type of development. Many teams and organizations use Scrum without understanding when and where it is most effective. It costs them time without much impact on added value or creativity Scrum comes with overheads – The Scrum […]READMore Tag
A Fool With A Tool Will Still Be A Fool
Having worked in the Agile space for many years, and having experimented with so many ideas including processes, tools and work dynamics between people, I’ve come to realize that although the tools are important, they are not enough by themselves in creating effectiveness at work. A lot of people in the corporate world think that […]READMore Tag